ChainScience Conference 2024

April 5-6, 2024, Zurich, Switzerland

Co-organised by the UZH Blockchain Center and Wolfram Blockchain Labs

The Chainscience conference brings together academics, practitioners and industry experts across disciplines to discuss novel developments in the domain of distributed ledger technologies. For Chainscience’s second edition, this year we are gathering in Switzerland, hosted by the University of Zürich, in co-occurrence with Ethereum. At the heart of Chainscience lies the firm belief that Bitcoin’s whitepaper started a phenomenon that cannot be fully embraced by a single field of research, but has an inherently inter-disciplinary nature, living in the union of informatics, business, economics, finance, regulation, law, mathematics, physics and complexity science.
This is why Chainscience was born, with the purpose of building bridges between different disciplines and practitioners, and the ambition to advance and promote high-quality research in Blockchains and Distributed Ledger technologies. As a block has value because it belongs to the chain, we hope Chainscience’s value will emerge out of the diverse and different approaches it will host, according to the motto: ’The whole is more than the sum of its parts’.

In structure, ChainScience follows the traditional open format primarily based on submitted and peer-reviewed works.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:

February 15, 2024, 23:59 AOE

March 5, 2024, 23:59 AOE

Author Notification:

March 5, 2024

March 12, 2024*

Camera-Ready:

March 29, 2024

*Time sensitive submissions will be evaluated until March 8, 2024

Call for Papers

CHAINSCI24 is calling for submissions in the following areas of interest:

  • Oracles & Data Integration
  • Crypto Forensics & Privacy
  • Smart Contracts & Decentralized Applications (DAPPs)
  • Design and Analysis of Peer-to-peer Networks
  • Distributed Consensus & Blockchain Enhanced Trust
  • AI/ML Applications to Blockchain
  • DLTs Interoperability
  • Decentralised Financial Services (DeFi)
  • AML design & regulation
  • Tokenomics
  • NFTs usage & analytics
  • CBDCs & Stablecoins
  • Economics and Game Theoretic Analysis in Blockchains
  • Ethical and societal aspects of Blockchains and DLTs
  • Distributed Governance & Voting Mechanisms
  • DLTs Policies & Regulations
  • Digital Democracy
  • Decentralised Digital Identity
  • Transaction and Network Monitoring, Measurement, and Analysis
  • Transaction Graph Analysis
  • Blockchain Emergent Properties
  • DLT applications of Agent-Based Model

Other topics in distributed ledger technologies will also be considered in the spirit of the above. Authors are invited to enter submissions describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process.

Submission Instructions

We invite the submission of posters and full papers. All submissions must use the Ledger templates; a LaTex and a Word template are available.

We invite the submission of posters and full papers. All submissions must use the Ledger templates; a LaTex and a Word template are available.

ChainScience uses a double-blinded review process; author names and affiliations should not appear in the submission, and authors should make a reasonable effort not to reveal their identities or institutional affiliations. Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be desk-rejected.
• For posters, please limit extended abstracts to no more than 2 pages; poster abstracts should include at least one figure.
• Full papers may include up to 12 pages, excluding references and appendices. Appendices will not be considered as part of the review process.

Please submit all manuscripts through the EasyChair portal.

Publication

All accepted submissions will be published in post-conference proceedings.
• Proceedings will be made available via arXiv.
• Accepted papers that appear in the proceedings will be indexed via DBLP.
• Selected full papers may be invited for submission to a special issue of the Ledger Journal.
• Full and short papers may be invited for submission to Frontiers in Blockchain.

Conflict of Interest

Authors and Programme Committee members are required to indicate any possible conflict of interest. Potential conflicts of interest
include:
• Advisor-advisee relationships, at any time;
• Professional collaborations, employer/employee relationships, or co-authorship within the past 5 years;
• Current institutional conflicts;
• or close personal relationships.


For accepted manuscripts, at least one author must attend. For content, formatting, or submission details, please contact the Programme Committee Chair Nicolò Vallarano (nicolo.vallarano@uzh.ch).

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speaker

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Conference Organisation

Steering Committee

  • Claudio J. Tessone, University of Zurich
  • Hans Walter Behrens, Topl
  • Igor Rivin, Wolfram Research
  • Arthur Gervais, University College London

Organising Committee

  • Nicolo Vallarano, University of Zurich
  • Benjamin Kraner, University of Zurich
  • Ece Su Ustun, University of Zurich

Programme Committee

  • Nicolò Vallarano, University of Zurich (Chair)
  • Burak Öz, Technische Universität München
  • Krzysztof Gogol, University of Zurich
  • Sheng-Nan Li, University of Zurich
  • Sangita Roy, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Punjab
  • Florian Spychiger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Hans Walter Behrens, Topl
  • Carlo Campajola, University College London
  • Mostafa Chegenizadeh, University of Zurich
  • Dany Kamuhanda, University of Rwanda
  • Matija Piskorec, Rudjer Bošković Institute
  • Pietro Saggese, IMT school for advanced studies Lucca
  • Andreia Sofia Teixeira, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Matija Piškorec, Ruđer Bošković Institute
  • Peter Mezei, University of Szeged
  • Nicola Dimitri, University of Siena
  • Co-Pierre Georg, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Taehoon Kim, ETH Zurich
  • Georgy Ishmaev, Delft University of Technology
  • Luigi Vigneri, IOTA Foundation
  • Olivia Saa, IOTA Foundation
  • Johan Veerman, Wolfram Research
  • Steph Macurdy, Wolfram Blockchain Labs
  • Reza Nourmohammadi, École de technologie supérieure ÉTS
  • Matthias Hafner, Swiss Economics
  • Mark Ballandies, WiHi
  • Sina Rafati, University of Zurich
  • Bruno Rodrigues, University of St.Gallen

Registration Fees And Policies

A complete and paid registration is required in order to attend the conference.

Authors of full papers, and posters must register by 20th March 2024. At least one author from each submission, even if a student, MUST register at the “Full Participant” or “Student Participant” rate.

  • Student Participant: CHF 100, for Ph.D., Master, and Bachelor Students.
  • Full Participant: CHF 300, for everyone else.
  • Conference banquet: CHF 50.

“Full Participant” and “Student Participant” Registration include: Access to all Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Coffee Breaks, Lunches, Welcome Reception, Demos, Exhibitions, Conference Proceedings, Access to EthereumZuri.ch.

“Conference Banquet” Registration grants you a spot for the conference banquet dinner, which is not automatically included in the conference registration.

Venue

irchel campus

Address

University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

How to get here

There are three tram options to reach the University of Zurich’s Irchel campus from the Zurich Main Station (Zurich HB). Tram 14 and Tram 7 will take you to the Milchbuck stop, from where you can walk to the campus through the Irchel Park

Tram 10 will take you directly to the UZH Irchel stop, conveniently located close to a direct entrance of the campus. Regardless of which option you choose, the location of UZH Irchel campus is given on map at the right hand side.

Accommodation

To ensure a comfortable commute and stay, we have hand-picked 3 hotels near the venue. All three hotels will also offer special discounts to the conference attendees. Please make sure you mention this at the counter when booking a room.

Plesea refer to the provided details of the following 3 hotels to arrange appropriate accommodation

Hotel Sternen Oerlikon
Schaffhauserstrasse 335,
8050 Zürich,
Tel. +41 43 300 65 65
info@sternenoerlikon.ch http://www.sternenoerlikon.ch

Hotel Krone Unterstrass Zürich Schaffhauserstrasse 1,
8006 Zürich,
Tel. +41 44 360 56 56
info@hotel-krone.ch
http://www-hotel-krone.ch

Sorell Hotel Rex
Zürich Weinbergstrasse 92,
8006 Zürich,
Tel. +41 44 360 25 25
rex@sorellhotels.com
https://sorellhotels.com/de/rex